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HOW TO MANAGE EARWIGS

Earwigs

HOW TO MANAGE EARWIGS

 

Las Vegas homes have beautiful gardens that are tended to by the residents of the valley from Summerlin to Henderson. Earwigs are among the most readily recognized insect pests in home gardens and can damage annual flowers.

 

The most common earwig is the European earwig, Forficula auricularia, which was accidentally introduced into North America from Europe in the early 1900s. Earwigs are apt to seek shelter in homes and consequently become a brazen household pest.

 

The earwig prefers dark, damp places and can get into homes through very small cracks and crevices that you might not notice. They will live inside the walls where they breed and scavenge for food.

 

They get into everything inside the home – furniture, laundry, clothing, bedding and any household food they can find. Earwigs have not been associated with the spread of any disease and are non-venomous.

 

The lifespan of an earwig is about one year. Their mating season is early fall and can each produce 30-55 eggs causing an infestation in the home. If you encounter earwigs the best ways to get rid of them is sweep or vacuum them up. If they persist identify the cracks in your walls and seal them up.

 

If you still have a problem contact licensed professional pests control service.

 

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs.  Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!

 

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